Paul R. Heroux Representative

D Attleboro
Paul R. Heroux


State House
Room 236
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2430
Fax: 617-626-0335
District Office
444 Newport Ave.
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: 508-639-9511
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD39 For legislation relative to compliance of condominium associations.
HD56 For legislation to allow for the establishment of "public internet discussion," to allow members of a public body to discuss matters before it without going through the requirements of the open meeting law
SD61 For legislation relative to special juveniles.
HD100 Relative to the disclosure of visual images of a person without his or her consent
SD140 For legislation to promote transparency in local government.
HD186 Relative to establishing a performance review program for the initial licensure of teacher and waiving certain license application fees
HD188 Relative to the false representation of military status
SD190 For legislation relative to the treatment of elephants
HD203 For legislation to reduce plastic bag use through regulations and incentives
HD231 For legislation to develop housing plans for families, with minor children, who are being evicted from publicly subsidized housing
HD272 Relative to requiring certain insurance policies to include coverage for nicotine based and non-nicotine based smoking cessation products
SD315 For legislation relative to employees social media privacy protection.
SD329 For legislation to promote access to accurate medical information
SD336 For legislation relative to GIC dental and vision benefits for municipal employees.
SD342 For legislation to regulate the use of automatic license plate reader systems.
HD347 Relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases
SD348 For legislation to provide for HIV testing for at risk police officers
HD357 Relative to data derived from technology used for toll collections
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD387 Relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts
HD393 To increase the property tax deferral for certain persons sixty-five years of age or older
HD394 For legislation to establish the Robert T. Kilduff firefighters cancer network
HD396 Relative to medical and physical fitness examinations for police officers and fire fighters
HD407 Relative to exempting certain school supply expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers from the income tax
HD414 For legislation to further regulate the performing of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health
HD424 For the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor designating the last day of February as Rare Disease Day
SD435 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
SD447 For legislation to enhance the enforcement of illegal hunting practices.
HD454 Relative to senior hoarding
HD460 Relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age
SD466 For legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts.
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD497 Relative to the care of animals in cities and towns
HD501 Relative to expands health insurance coverage for certain acupuncture services, diagnosis and treatment and establishing a commission to investigate the potential for better integrated use of acupuncture services
SD508 For legislation to provide fair chances for employment
SD516 For legislation to ensure accountability in the Department of Transitional Assistance
HD517 Relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of certain special juveniles
HD528 Relative to uniformity in supplemental real estate taxes
SD529 Relative to firearm license fees
HD556 Relative to joint and last survivor allowances paid under the contributory retirement system
SD557 For legislation to improve the children's medical security program and simplifying the administration process
HD558 Relative to the restoration to service of certain public employees retired for disability
HD591 Relative to carrying a firearm while on a recreational vehicle
HD594 Relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients
HD595 Relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services
HD607 Relative to the establishment of physician evaluation programs by insurance companies
HD612 Relative to the sale of tax exempt property sold by religious and charitable organizations
HD613 Relative to angel investor tax credits
SD648 For legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking.
SD656 For legislation to keep people healthy by removing barriers to cost-effective care.
HD664 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care
HD673 Relative to fire protection systems for buildings and structures
HD681 That persons diagnosed with familial dysautonomia disorder receive certain services from the Department of Developmental Services
SD682 For legislation relative to police training
HD687 For legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund
HD691 For legislation to establish a homeless bill of rights
HD701 Relative to the displaying of motor fuel prices based on the method of payment
HD702 Relative to emergency medical services oversight
SD720 For legislation to provide immediate childcare assistance to homeless families.
HD722 Relative to cost of living adjustments for retired public employees of the Commonwealth
HD727 For legislation to promote sales tax fairness for small businesses
HD728 Relative to coverage standards for children under private insurance
HD736 Relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants
HD740 Relative to the practice of acupuncture for the treatment of certain pain
HD758 To prohibit the distribution in commerce of children's products and upholstered furniture containing certain flame retardants, and for other purposes
HD762 For legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of certain insurance policies
HD764 For legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies
HD771 Relative to the payment of fair share provisions of employees choosing not to join a union
HD779 Relative to continuity of care for families enrolled in MassHealth
HD780 Relative to providing smoking cessation programs for certain police officers and fire fighters
HD784 Relative to protecting access to disability services for certain adults enrolled in the integrated care organization pilot program
HD788 Relative to the continuity of care of mental health treatment
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
HD792 For legislation require county and state correctional facilities to provide substance abuse services to certain inmates
HD799 Relative to the penalty for assault and battery for certain mentally ill persons
HD804 For legislation to require health care coverage for emergency psychiatric services
HD812 Relative to the sewage disposal system inspection process
HD816 Relative to requiring choking training in all restaurants
HD822 Relative to payments for psychological services provided by MassHealth
HD824 Relative to the disclosure of certain data by behavioral health management firms and other third party administrators
HD826 For legislation to require coverage for community and home-based behavioral health care services for certain children and adolescents with mental health disorders
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
HD858 Relative to clarifying property tax exemptions for solar and wind systems
HD874 Relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias
HD884 Relative to the indemnification of fire alarm division personnel
SD894 For legislation to require health care coverage for the emergency psychiatric services
HD897 For legislation relative to the discharge of persons incompetent to stand trial
SD898 For legislation relative to Option (d) beneficiaries
SD902 For legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties.
SD906 For legislation to create the Hampden County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
SD927 For legislation relative to providing health insurance coverage for cochlear and auditory osseointegrated implants in children.
SD944 For legislation to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services
SD963 For legislation to require MassHealth to cover certified peer specialist services.
HD972 That the Department of Public Health implement a food labeling program for commercially caught, landed and sold saltwater fish
SD974 For legislation to protect animals during pet sales.
HD979 Relative to professional firefighters involuntarily separated from service
HD982 Relative to civil service creditable time
SD984 For legislation relative to the office of the child advocate
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
SD996 For legislation to establish Medicare for all in Massachusetts
SD1001 For legislation to promote restorative justice practices
HD1007 Relative to great-grandparent visitation rights of certain minor children
HD1016 That the Department of Mental Health operate a statewide program to provide mental health consultations to primary care physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners and providers of women who suffer from post-partum depression
SD1021 For legislation to protect access to confidential healthcare.
HD1023 To preserve affordable health coverage for residents of the Commonwealth
HD1027 For legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities
HD1034 Relative to coverage for prescription eye drops under health insurance policies
HD1041 Relative to access to health insurance for human service providers and their employees
HD1046 For legislation to update the contraceptive coverage equity law to require insurance carriers to provide all contraceptive methods without a co-pay
HD1047 Relative to the cost of civil service exams for employees of the Commonwealth
HD1059 Relative to the membership of the Parole Board
SD1065 For legislation to reduce recidivism, curb unnecessary spending, and ensure appropriate use of segregation.
HD1080 Relative to the disposition of public lands with conservation protected status
HD1097 Relative to providing continuing health insurance coverage for surviving children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty
HD1117 For legislation to establish a penalty for the mistreatment of elephants
HD1119 For legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers
HD1135 For legislation to prohibit the management of charter schools by for-profit entities
HD1151 For legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund
HD1153 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
HD1173 Relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
SD1177 For legislation relative to the health safety net trust fund
SD1178 For legislation relative to health care providers and first responders education
HD1186 Relative to fees for indigent defendants
HD1187 An Act requiring audiovisual recordings of certain police interrogations
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
HD1189 For legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at certain health care institutions
SD1189 For legislation relative to women’s health and economic equity
HD1200 Relative to the classification and punishment for certain offenses in the commonwealth
HD1230 Relative to abusive or hostile work environments
HD1253 For legislation to prohibit businesses from misrepresenting the geographic location of such businesses in local telephone directories
HD1257 For legislation to provide that interstate criminal offender records be made available to certain persons and agencies
SD1257 For legislation relative to fair election in Massachusetts.
HD1260 For legislation to provide visitation rights for great grandparents
HD1261 That rental car companies provide renters with the ability to return a vehicle anytime on a Saturday or Sunday to any rental company branch office
HD1265 Relative to elevator inspection fee waivers for non-profit organizations
HD1269 For legislation to exempt farmers’ markets from certain property taxes
HD1272 Relative to allowing defense attorneys to notify jurors of their rights as jurors regarding jury nullification
SD1280 For legislation to establish a education loan repayment program for social workers in areas of need
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
HD1343 Relative to providing child care assistance to homeless families
SD1349 For legislation to preserve affordable health coverage for Massachusetts residents.
SD1362 For legislation relative to student sex education.
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
HD1370 For legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws
HD1371 For legislation to impose a penalty for the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs
SD1387 For legislation to decriminalize non-violent and verbal student misconduct
HD1387 Relative to the residency requirements of fire and police personnel
HD1393 Relative to mental health services for children
SD1404 For legislation relative to corporations, shareholders, and political expenditures
SD1407 For legislation to protect the interests of shareholders
HD1412 Relative to the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression within the Department of Elder Affairs.
SD1413 For legislation to improve the disclaimer requirement for certain political expenditures
HD1416 Relative to the health care of minors
SD1417 For legislation relative to medical placement of terminal and incapacitated inmates.
HD1419 For legislation to expand substance abuse treatment options for non-violent drug offenders
SD1421 For legislation to update public health laws.
HD1424 Relative to access to behavioral health services for persons enrolled in MassHealth public health insurance programs
HD1442 For legislation to provide pre-kindergarten education to four year old children meeting specific requirements in gateway cities
SD1453 For legislation to continue care for families enrolled in MassHealth.
HD1471 Relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality
HD1477 Relative to expanding eligibility for diversion to treatment for criminal offenders
HD1479 Relative to student online information protection policies
SD1487 For legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
HD1505 Relative to gas leak repairs during road projects
HD1514 Relative to property tax exemptions
HD1521 For legislation to establish a penalty for the mistreatment of elephants
HD1529 That provision be made for binding arbitration for fire fighters and police officers
SD1532 For legislation relative to equitable firearm license fees
HD1535 Relative to prohibiting the dispensing of food in disposable food service containers made from polystyrene or from expanded polystyrene
SD1536 For legislation relative to firearm owners protection
SD1540 For legislation relative to firearms and recreational vehicles
SD1541 For legislation relative to gun safe tax deductions
SD1555 For legislation relative to Massachusetts high school diplomas
SD1564 For legislation relative to unloaded riles or shotguns
SD1579 For legislation to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
HD1587 Relative to license plate tracking
SD1591 For legislation relative to the lawful sale of handguns
SD1601 For legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for children
SD1604 For legislation relative to services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
SD1606 For legislation to establish a discretionary grant program for students with autism
SD1614 For legislation to exempt certain farmers' markets from certain property taxes.
HD1615 Relative to comprehensive siting reform for certain land based wind projects
SD1617 For legislation to promote housing creation for persons with disabilities
SD1618 For legislation to reduce the property taxes of certain elderly persons.
HD1626 Relative to line-of-duty death and survivor benefits for police officers and fire fighters
HD1627 For legislation to increase line-of-duty death benefits for police officers and fire fighters
SD1629 For legislation to provide equal access to medical treatments essential for people with autism.
SD1639 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
HD1650 Relative to junior operator's licenses
HD1679 For legislation to establish the Department of Mental Health as the oversight agency for the mental health system within the state prison system
HD1690 For legislation to establish a program within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to eliminate copays and deductibles for certain high-value and low cost prescription drugs and treatments
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
HD1703 An Act to Create a Gateway Cities Public Safety Pilot Program
HD1704 For legislation to establish a Commonwealth underutilized building repair fund within the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency
SD1720 For legislation to ensure the well being of all children in the commonwealth.
SD1726 For legislation to promote transparency and cost control of pharmaceutical drug prices.
HD1769 Relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
SD1823 For legislation relative to the modernization of boat registration and marine vessels
HD1841 to improve efficiency and coordination of health through a new division of health insurance
SD1848 For legislation relative to enhanced housing authority screening
HD1852 That the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals
SD1853 An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program
SD1855 For legislation relative to unfunded election audits
HD1857 For legislation to establish within the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security an interagency council on management of adult and juvenile sexual offenders
HD1864 Strengthening the quality and efficiency of home health care services
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
HD1875 Relative to the transportation of firearms by non-residents
HD1907 Relative to establishing the office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services in the Governor's cabinet
HD1912 Relative to shelter benefits for veterans
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD1945 For legislation to allow for the lawful sale of inert ammunition components from certain out of state vendors to lawfully licensed Massachusetts gun owners
HD1946 For legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers
HD1953 Authorizing the State Retirement Board to pay a certain retirement benefit to Virginia Wise the surviving spouse of Raymond Wise an officer of the Bridgewater State College police department
HD1988 For the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to convene a Constitutional Convention to consider amendments to the Constitution to limit the influence of money in our political system
HD2015 For legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor
HD2028 Relative to property tax assessments for certain common areas and facilities in condominiums
HD2042 For legislation to decriminalize certain non-violent demonstrations by students
HD2056 Relative to preventing unnecessary medical debt through hospital and affiliate charity care policies
HD2058 relative to the timely filing of application in municipalities with programs of revaluation
HD2060 Relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
HD2073 For legislation to collect data regarding the use of solitary confinement
HD2089 For legislation to promote the use of restorative justice practices
HD2116 Relative to health insurance for surviving spouses under the retirement law
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2128 Relative to the implementation of full-day kindergarten
HD2155 Relative to public health, substance abuse, treatment and opioids and accessible substance abuse treatment for all
HD2177 For legislation to assure fair and adequate municipal gap funding for municipalities
HD2187 For legislation to repeal the estate tax
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2211 For legislation to provide the highest quality education through access of innovative and research-based language education instructional programs
HD2222 Relative to sales tax exemptions for gun safes and trigger locks
HD2251 Relative to increasing penalties for hit and runs with recreational vehicles
HD2260 Relative the pay of first responders out of work due to needle stick injuries suffered in the line of duty
HD2278 For legislation to establish the Massachusetts rail transit fund
HD2308 For legislation to expunge the records of persons falsely accused and juveniles.
HD2319 Relative to student safety
HD2380 Relative to prohibiting the solitary confinement of inmates twenty-one years of age or younger
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2392 Relative to improving disclosure of electioneering communications reports
HD2401 Relative to criminal offender record information
HD2436 Relative to sexual health education
HD2453 Relative to requiring a civil service examinations for certain positions in the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Department of Housing and Community Development
HD2462 Relative to the retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Department of Housing and Community Development
HD2468 For the establishment of an access to healthcare task force (including members of the General Court) for former foster youth to review the barriers of access to healthcare for youth who are aging out or have aged out of the care of the Department of Children and Families
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2474 Relative to public employees' workers compensation benefits
HD2476 For legislation to establish secure choice retirement savings plan
HD2538 Relative to the taxation of inventory
HD2584 Relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy
HD2586 For legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers and prospective employers
HD2587 Relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder
HD2589 For legislation to provide for primary and preventative health care services for certain children in the Commonwealth.
HD2592 Relative to the use of solitary confinement in correctional facilities
HD2612 Relative to expenses incurred in defense against denial of benefits by incapacitated employees
HD2613 Relative to the fees charged for the certification of fire fighters as emergency medical technicians
HD2640 Relative to the appointment and reappointment of public safety officers
HD2643 That certain fire fighters may wear uniforms while on duty and making solicitations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association
HD2653 For legislation to establish a live theater tax credit program
HD2671 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Lawrence to establish a program for enforcement against illegal dumping
HD2685 Relative to the employment of retired fire fighters as training instructors by the Department of Fire Services
HD2704 Relative to enhancing the educational opportunities for expectant and parenting students
HD2706 For legislation to provide an income tax deduction for interest paid on certain graduate student loans
HD2709 For legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for certain children
HD2713 That non-moving violations shall not be considered surchargeable incidents under the motor vehicle insurance law
HD2722 For legislation to provide tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic properties for mixed commercial and residential uses
HD2726 For legislation to permit the carrying of unloaded shotguns and rifles on public ways
HD2740 Relative to motor vehicle insurance surcharges
HD2741 For legislation to provide emergency aid to certain elderly and disabled residents
HD2743 For legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products
HD2752 For legislation to require producer responsibility for collection, reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products
HD2753 For legislation relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures
HD2759 Relative to creating a rebuttable presumption of job relatedness for certain public safety personnel suffering from disabling conditions caused by exposure to infectious diseases
HD2765 Relative to the installation of septic tank pipes
HD2766 Relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures
HD2770 Relative to the compensation of state employees serving in the Massachusetts National Guard or active reserves
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2809 Relative to the expungement of criminal records of juveniles
HD2814 Relative to leave with pay for incapacitated officers and employees of cities, towns and districts
HD2824 Relative to promoting access to accurate medical information
HD2844 For legislation to increase participation in early childhood care settings
HD2855 Relative to inmates or detainees awaiting trial while held in custody at a county correctional facility
HD2867 For legislation to enhance opportunities for children in the custody of the Commonwealth
HD2870 Relative to background checks for bidders at auto auctions
HD2948 For legislation to further regulate the sale of tobacco products to teenagers
HD2980 Relative to the rights of persons receiving services through the Department of Mental Health
HD2982 Relative to punishments for property crimes against elderly or disabled persons
HD2984 Relative to pension benefits for widows
HD2997 Relative to the criteria for the release of terminally ill inmates to alternative locations of confinement
HD3015 Relative to the process for the investigation of officer-involved deaths
HD3055 Relative to the process for the investigation of officer-involved deaths
HD3064 Relative to the registration and taxation of marine vessels
HD3070 Relative to the penalty for the transmission of indecent visual depictions by persons less than eighteen years
HD3071 An Act relative to the reconnection of families of incarcerated persons
HD3072 Relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations
HD3075 Relative to transfers of military-grade controlled property to state law enforcement agencies
HD3089 An Act relative to the implementation of a department of corrections reentry program
HD3146 For legislation to increase the penalties for violations of certain hunting laws
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3192 Relative to the issuance of a summons instead of a warrant for misdemeanors
HD3195 For legislation to exclude novelty sparklers from the definition of prohibited fireworks
HD3202 Relative to the protection of the mental and physical health of minors from sexual orientation and/or gender identity change efforts
HD3210 For legislation to require the disclosure to parents of standardized student assessments from kindergarten through twelfth grade
HD3215 Relative to enhancing consumer protection and transparency under the social work licensing law
HD3227 Relative to the parole process
HD3229 An Act relative to the creation of the Commonwealth Technical Rescue Regions and Coordinating Council
HD3248 Relative to joint purchasing group committee membership
HD3258 An Act relative to eligibility to become a firefighter or police officer
HD3268 Relative to the evaluation of the frequency and outcome of contacts between juveniles of various racial and ethnic categories and law enforcement and court personnel and other Commonwealth officials
HD3282 For legislation to provide for paid family leave within a new temporary disability insurance program
HD3298 Relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases
HD3303 For legislation to prohibit government video surveillance of public or private property without first providing sufficient public notice
HD3319 For legislation to require a minimum of ten years experience for a fire fighter to become chief of a fire department
HD3405 For legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3414 For legislation to direct the Attorney General to provide for a study of the methodology used to promulgate new flood insurance rate maps through the National Flood Insurance Program
HD3425 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games
HD3482 For legislation to create a special commission studying cutting, welding and hot work processes regulated by the State Fire Code
HD3518 Relative to school safety and student success through school-based law enforcement
HD3556 For legislation to establish a Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women

Career Highlights

  • Assistant Camp Director, Attleboro YMCA
  • Director of Research and Planning, Massachusetts Department of Correction
  • Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Philadelphia Prison System
  • Research Analyst, Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies; TEFL Instructor, Al Rajhi, Saudi Arabia

Education & Public Service

  • Harvard University School of Government - Master's in Public Administration
  • London School of Economics - Master's in International Relations
  • University of Pennsylvania - Master's in Criminology
  • University of Southern California - Bachelor's in Psychology & Minor in Neuroscience
Second Bristol, consisting of Attleboro Wards 1, 2, Ward 3: Precinct A, Wards 4, 5, 6.